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    Christina Lomasney

    “Look for your problem [to solve]. And once you find it, don’t ever let go.” That was Christina Lomasney’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs at this morning’s Leaders to Legends lecture at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Lomasney is co-founder, president, and CEO of Modumetal, which manufactures nanolaminated alloys for the oil and... Read More

    The post Christina Lomasney, CEO of Modumetal, speaks at Leaders to Legends appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    For many, the notion of change can create fear, uncertainty, and doubt, but for Robbie Bach, Former President of Microsoft Entertainment & Devices, change is another word for opportunity. On Wednesday, January 18, Bach presented at a special Leaders to Legends lecture co-sponsored by the College of Engineering. He examined the concept of change in... Read More

    The post Thinking outside the Xbox: Robbie Bach on the challenge of change appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    Mark Hadland, Founder and CEO of Level 11, is an expert on how people experience brands at a holistic level. On Wednesday, November 30, Hadland presented at Leaders to Legends and explained the journey of Level 11, from a general technology services firm to an experience design engineering firm. Hadland examined two important case studies—Walt... Read More

    The post Mark Hadland turns up the customer experience to Level 11 appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    The rise, fall and epic renaissance of iconic Seattle retailer Eddie Bauer were examined in detail at the March 1 “Leaders to Legends” presentation at the UW Foster School of Business. President and CEO Michael Egeck (MBA 1983) guided the audience through the company’s 96-year history, from its 1920 founding by outdoorsman Eddie Bauer to... Read More

    The post Eddie Bauer CEO offers inside tour of epic turnaround campaign appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    Retired General Barry R. McCaffrey has tested leadership strategies under extreme conditions. After 32 years of service in the US Army, he retired as the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars for valor. On Wednesday, March 29, McCaffrey shared his decades... Read More

    The post Tried and true: Retired General McCaffrey on leading complex organizations appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    Endre Holen is a top Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, the world’s leading management consulting firm. In his 25+ years as a consultant, he’s successfully led the global Tech Media and Telecom practice and been a leading advisor for some of the world’s most influential CEOs. But Endre’s humble beginnings of growing up in... Read More

    The post Lessons to my younger self: Endre Holen on perseverance appeared first on Foster Blog.


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    Phyllis Campbell is the Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho across businesses, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the most senior level to clients. Phyllis holds an EMBA from the Foster School, a B.A. from Washington State University, and is a graduate... Read More

    The post Culture is a corporate asset: a conversation with Phyllis Campbell appeared first on Foster Blog.


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